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    Abdulhujjah got a reaction from Maryam.It in shia community in italy..   
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    My Paternal Aunt lives in Como near Milan.


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    Abdulhujjah got a reaction from Waseem162 in Can you justify animal rights while eating meat?   
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    I pinched this from some site:

    The scientific facts

    A team at the university of Hannover in Germany examined these claims through the use of EEG and ECG records during slaughter. Several electrodes were surgically implanted at various points of the skull of all the animals used in the experiment and they were then allowed to recover for several weeks. Some of the animals were subsequently slaughtered the halal way by making a swift, deep incision with a sharp knife on the neck, cutting the jugular veins and carotid arteries of both sides together with the trachea and esophagus but leaving the spinal cord intact. The remainder were stunned before slaughter using a captive bolt pistol method as is customary in Western slaughterhouses. The EEG and ECG recordings allowed to monitor the condition of the brain and heart throughout.


    The Halal method

    With the halal method of slaughter, there was not change in the EEG graph for the first three seconds after the incision was made, indicating that the animal did not feel any pain from the cut itself. This is not surprising. Often, if we cut ourselves with a sharp implement, we do not notice until some time later. The following three seconds were characterised by a condition of deep sleep-like unconciousness brought about by the draining of large quantities of blood from the body. Thereafter the EEG recorded a zero reading, indicating no pain at all, yet at that time the heart was still beating and the body convulsing vigorously as a reflex reaction of the spinal cord. It is this phase which is most unpleasant to onlookers who are falsely convinced that the animal suffers whilst its brain does actually no longer record any sensual messages.


    The Western method

    Using the Western method, the animals were apparently unconscious after stunning, and this method of dispatch would appear to be much more peaceful for the onlooker. However, the EEG readings indicated severe pain immediately after stunning. Whereas in the first example, the animal seizes to feel pain due to the brain starvation of blood and oxygen – a brain death, to put it in laymen’s terms – the second example first causes a stoppage of the heart whilst the animal still feels pain. However, there are no unsightly convulsions, which not only means that there is more blood retention in the meat, but also that this method lends itself much more conveniently to the efficiency demands of modern mass slaughter procedures. It is so much easier to dispatch an animal on the conveyor belt, if it does not move.


    Appearances can deceive

    Not all is what it seems, then. Those who want to outlaw Islamic slaughter, arguing for a humane method of killing animals for food, are actually more concerned about the feelings of people than those of the animals on whose behalf they appear to speak. The stunning method makes mass butchery easier and looks more palatable for the consumer who can deceive himself that the animal did not feel any pain when he goes to buy his cleanly wrapped parcel of meat from the supermarket. Islamic slaughter, on the other hand, does not try to deny that meat consumption means that animals have to die, but is designed to ensure that their loss of life is achieved with a minimum amount of pain.


    The holistic view

    Islam is a balanced way of life. For Muslims, the privilege of supplementing their diet with animal protein implies a duty to animal welfare, both during the rearing of the animal and during the slaughter. Modern Western farming and slaughter, on the other hand, aims at the mass consumer market and treats the animal as a commodity. Just as battery hens are easier for large-scale egg production, Western slaughter methods are easier for the meat industry, but they do neither the animal nor the end consumer any favours. The Islamic way guarantees a healthier life for the animal and a healthier meat for the consumer.

    Wassalaam
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    Abdulhujjah got a reaction from Jimmy Boy in sufi orders   
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    Unfortunately some shias do follow sufism although the Imams had this to say about it.
    Courtesy of a friend:
    Sufism is a damned way, cursed on the tongue of every Imam. It evolved, as a result of being damned by the Imams into what has become known as Irfan.
    The Imams called the Sufis, “The most wretched of Allah’s creations”, and warned people to be cautious of their exterior façade of supposed asceticism and humbleness.
    The question is ‘do we need Sufism’? Do we need their ways to help us achieve or attain a greater level of spirituality?
    If you answered YES to the above then you have failed the two things, which we were commanded to follow, The Quran and the Etrat, the AHLUL BAYT. Is not the legacy of their teachings enough that we need to turn to IBN ARABI, and IBN SINA, which have become the focal point of discussion when ‘searching’ for Allah (swt)?. And of all people, Ibn Arabi, who had the most extreme and most twisted version of Sufism, pantheism.
    No doubt that we are in need of a guide to lead us onto the road of spirituality, and Allah (swt) has not failed us there, for he gave us the best of Guides, Prophet Mohammad and His Holy Progeny.
    Imam Ali has said:
    "Allah ! I do not worship You because I am afraid of Your Hell or because I hope for Your Paradise. I worship You because I have found You worthy of being worshipped."
    The Imam (as) whom they attributed their ‘ways’ to, is free of their misguidance, for in the above example used in that link the Imam in no place suggests, as they do, that the veil HAD been removed from before the Almighty and its Just HIM (swt) and HIM (as), in every sense of the word. The Imam (as) in fact makes this clear in another hadeeth where he says,
    “Even IF the veil is removed, it would not increase me in certitude”.
    And to attain that certitude, you first need to look at the Unity of Allah, ONENESS, free of all, as the hadith says, “Allah (swt) is free (khulw) of His creations, and His creations are free (khulw) of him”, not swim in murky waters trying to achieve UNITY, and fuse with the Almighty, which is the ultimate goal of the sufis.
    AHLUL BAYT AND THEIR STANCE ON SUFISM
    Prophet Mohammad (sawa) in his long list of recommendations to Abu Dhar al-Ghafari said:
    “O Abu Dhar, there will come a time, when a group of people will wear wool during their summer and their winter, believing that this gives them superiority over others. The Angels of the Heavens and the Earth curse them. (al-Qummi, Safinat al-Bihar Vol2 Page58)
    NB: wearing of wool is synonymous with Sufism, as Suf in Arabic means wool and Sufis were known for their wearing of wool as a form of asceticism.
    IMAM AS-SADIQ (as)
    Sufism really began to develop during the Imamat of asSadiq (as), so much so that it was developing into a social status, in fact a ‘philosophical school of thought’ in its own right, hence the strong stance taken by Imam asSadiq against these innovators.
    It is narrated that Imam asSadiq (as) when asked about a people who appeared in his time, called Sufis. He said:
    “They are our ENEMIES, whomever inclines towards them is of them and he will be gathered with them (on the Day of Judgment). And there will be a people who will claim that they love us, yet they incline towards them (the Sufis), and they imitate them and entitle themselves with their (the Sufis) titles and declarations.
    Verily! Whoever inclines towards them is not of us (Ahlul Bayt) and I am free (baree’e) from him, and whoever treats them with contempt and rebuts them, is like one who made jihad against the infidels with the Messenger of Allah (pbuh). (ibid)
    And when the Imam (as) was asked about one of the prevalent Imams of Sufism, the Imam characterized his madhab as CORRUPTED.
    Narrated Imam Al-Askari (as) who said:
    “Imam as-Sadiq (as) was asked about the position of (Abu Hisham al-Kufi). The Imam (as) said: Indeed his doctrine is corrupted, and he is the innovator of a school of thought called Sufism, and rendered it the ‘headquarters’ for his EVIL doctrine, and in it increased in apostasy and (became) a protection for their false doctrines. (ibid)
    NB:
    Clear disapproval by Imam asSadiq (as) for the Sufi way, because it was clear to the Imam that the Sufis would make an attempt at justifying their corrupted beliefs using the Imams as the authorive source of these beliefs. Therefore we see the Imam clearly stating that he is ‘FREE OF THEM’. Which negates the corrupted beliefs of all who try to form or claim that the Imams (as) had a connection with Sufism
    IMAM AL-REDHA (as)
    Imam al-Redha (as) said:
    “There is not one who professes Sufism but only for reason of deception, misguidance and foolishness” (ibid)
    It is narrated that a group of Sufis came to Khorasan to Imam al-Redha (as) and said to him: ‘The Prince of the Faithful thought about Allah’s guardianship to him in all affairs, and he found you the most worthy of being Imams over the people. He then looked at You (Ahlul Bayt) and found you the most worthy of the people for the people, and deemed that this affair should return to you, and the Imamat requires one who eats ‘wood’ (dry and hard substances), and wears coarse garments, and rides a donkey and visits the sick.
    Imam al-Redha answered them:
    “Yousef (as) was a prophet who wore silk garments and (as) sat on the cushions of Pharoah and ruled. What is needed from an Imam is his equivalence and Justice, and if he speaks, he tells the truth; and if he rules he is equitable; and if he pledges, he fulfills. Allah (swt) does not forbid attire or (any) nourishment. The Imam then recited the following verse, “Say: Who has prohibited the embellishment of Allah which He has brought forth for His servants and the good provisions?” (ibid)
    IMAM AL-HADI (as)
    It is narrated that Imam al-Hadi(as) was in the Prophet’s Mosque, whereupon a group of his companions came to him, followed after by a group of Sufis, who came and sat in a circle in a corner of the Mosque and then began to glorify (hail).
    The Imam said to them, ‘Do no turn and look at those deceivers for they are SATANS, who have destroyed the fundamentals of the religion. They practice asceticism to comfort their bodies and they keep religious vigil to ‘catch the sheep’ (make a show and gain supporters). They forever go hungry to loosen (………..). They do not praise (hail) except in vanity, and they do not limit their sustenance except to prevent (…..) and to ‘peculate’ the heart of the ignorant. They talk in their speeches of love and with their proofs they hurl them into the pits. Their ‘watering place’ is dance and confrontation, and their praises are chanting and singing. None but the FOOLISH follow them, and none but the IGNORANT believes in them. And whomever goes to visit any of them ALIVE or DEAL, it is as if he has aided YAZID, MUWAIWIYAH and ABU SUFYAN.
    A man from his companions then said, ‘Even though he acknowledge your (Ahlul Bayt’s) Rights?”
    The Imam looked at him in a somewhat angry manner and said:
    “Enough of that! For whoever acknowledges our rights, does not consort to disobedience of us. Do you not know that they are the most ignoble of the sects of this Ummah? They are ones that strive to extinguish the Light of Allah, and Allah will not consent save to perfect His light, though the unbelievers are averse.”
    IMAM AL-ASKARI
    It is narrated that Imam al-Askari said to Abu Hisham al-Ju’fi:
    “O Abu Hisham! There will come a time where people’s faces are laughing and joyous, their hearts dark and indeterminate. The Sunnah amongst them is innovation and the innovation Sunnah. The believer amongst them is demeaned and the evil one venerated. Their rules are oppressive and their scholars through the doors of darkness proceed. Their wealthy pillage the provision of their poor. Their young precede their old, and every ignorant to them is an authority, and every assignee (I think trustees of treasury) to them is poor. They do not differentiate between the sincere and the doubtful, nor do they know the sheep from wolves. Their scholars are THE MOST EVIL OF GOD’S CREATION ON THE FACE OF EARTH, because they INCLINE TOWARDS PHILOSOPHY AND SUFISM.
    By Allah! They are of the ENEMIES and people of DISTORTION. They exaggerate in their love for our opponents and they misguide our Shia and Followers.” (ibid)
    THE FAITHFUL SCHOLARS AND SUFISM
    And on the same path of the Imams from Ahlul bait, the faithful scholars preceded in destroying any status or threshold of Sufism. Amongst our greatest scholars being Al-Hur al-Ameli and Al-Ardabeeli and Al-Majlisi.
    Al-Hur al-Ameli was amongst the first of those whom set about proving that there is no connection in Shia Ithna Asheri School of thought with Sufism. In his book, “Al-Ithna Ahariya fi al-radd ala alsufiya” (Ithna-Aheris rebuttal of Sufism), he narrates close to 1000 hadeeths rebutting and exposing the contradictions in their beliefs from that of the Shia Ithna-Asheris.
    Then there was the likes of Al-Allamah al-Majlisi Mohammad Baqir bin Taqi who continued his work and in his path. Al-Majlisi refused to meet with ‘Sayf alHukm’ who was from the Sufis.
    He, al-Majlisi was then summoned by Shah Hussain, who wished for him to assume that post, as a favour to him. Al-Shah Hussain asked al-Majlisi what do you want in return for this favour. Al-Majlisi requested that there be no alcohol or fighting or playing around in the bathes.
    Shah then ordered that the requests of Al-Majlisi be met, and also as per the request of Al-Majlisi ALL SUFIS WERE BANISHED FROM ISFAHAN and any dhikr sessions exclusive to the Sufis was prohibited, and in fact anything that had any connection with Sufism.
    And from there Al-Sheikh Al-Majlisi embarked on the strong stance against the Sufis, practically and intellectually, and issued his fatwas declaring Sufis apostates and authored his book “Ayn al-Hayat”, in which he declared his position on Sufism and its adherents and the reasons for his stance against them.
    And then there was al-Muqad’dis al-Ardabeeli who authored the book “hadeeqat al-Shia fe al-radd ala al-Sufiyah”, in which he categorized their madhab into three, Hululiyah (pantheism), ihaad’iy’a (Unity), Ushaaqiy’a (Adorement), and then proceeded in giving the stance of Ahlul Bayt (as) and the righteous scholars from Sufism.
    Of the scholars of The City of Qum to oppose Sufism was Ayatollah Al-Sayed Shihaab al-Deen al-Najafi Al-Mar-ashi, who authored his book ‘ihqaaq al-haqq” (Enforcement of Truth). He regards the scourge of Sufism as of the GREATEST ADVERSITIES WHICH HAS BEEN THE CAUSE IN THE RUINATION OF THE PILLARS OF ISLAM.
    IMAM ALI (as)
    Asceticism of Imam Ali (as) was cognizance of Allah (swt) and Thankfulness to HIM, and abstinence from the forbidden and patience in times of adversity and obedience to Allah (swt), not desisting and abstaining from what Allah has deemed permissible of the good things for that would be complete contradiction of the Quran in which Allah (swt) says:
    O you who believe! Do not forbid (yourselves) the good things which Allah has made lawful for you and do not exceed the limits; surely Allah does not love those who exceed the limits. [Al-Ma'idah 5:87]
    Nahjul Balaghah
    Sermon 207 --- On seeing the vastness of the house of Ala bin Zaid Harisi
    Ameerul Momineen went to esquire about the health of his companion Ala ibn Ziyad al-Harisi and when he noticed the vastness of his house he said:
    What will you do with this vast house in this world, although you need this house more in the next world? If you want to take it to the next world you could entertain in it guests and be regardful of kinship and discharge all (your) obligations according to their accrual. In this way you will be able to take it to the next world.
    Then al-Ala said to him: O' Ameerul Momineen, I want to complain to you about my brother `Asim ibn Ziyad. Ameerul Momineen enquired:
    What is the matter with him?
    al-`Ala' said: He has put on a woolen coat and cut himself away from the world. Ameerul Momineen said:
    Present him to me.
    When he came Ameerul Momineen said:
    O' enemy of yourself. Certainly, the evil (Satan) has misguided you. Do you feel no pity for your wife and your children? Do you believe that if you use those things, which Allah has made lawful for you, He will dislike you? You are too unimportant for Allah to do so.
    He said: "O' Ameerul Momineen, I am following your example. Look at your dress, how course, rough and cheap it is even the poorest of us would not care to wear it. Look at your food, it is dry and stale bread." Then Imam Ali (as) replied:
    Woe to you, I am not like you. Certainly, Allah, the Sublime, has made it obligatory on true leaders that they should maintain themselves at the level of low people so that the poor do not cry over their poverty.
    Saying 431
    The whole of asceticism is confined between two expressions of Quran. Allah the Glorified says:
    "...lest distress you yourselves for what escapes you, and be overjoyous for what He has granted you.." (Quran, 57:23)
    Whoever does not grieve over what he misses and does not revel over what comes to him acquires asceticism from both its sides.
    ًWassalaam
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    Abdulhujjah got a reaction from Zavon in Haram for guys to wear necklaces?   
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    Once Sayyed Hadi al Modarresi related to us a story :

    He was at the airport in Jeddah being searched, he said he had a small Quran in his top pocket. So they pulled it out and said "What is this?" He said "al Quran al Kareem" they said "Why have you placed it here?" He rplied "for Protection." The idiot then said "You are meant to protect the Quran and not vice versa" and they confiscated it.


    <_<


    Wassalaam
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    Abdulhujjah got a reaction from Noorulain in Listening to music while working out   
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    Sayyid Seestani says:

    536. Music that is permissible is the music that does not entail entertainment in gatherings held for that purpose. Forbidden music is the music that is suitable for entertainment and amusement gatherings.


    You playing the music is forbidden but say you entered a gym where music was being played, and you werent listening the Sayyed says:

    539. It is permissible to visit public places where music is being played, even if it is suitable for entertainment and amusement gatherings, provided that one does not intentionally listen to it: for example, passengers on course, waiting areas for visitors, public parks, restaurants and cafes, etc —even if the music played there is suitable for entertainment and amusement gatherings— because there is no problem in hearing forbidden tunes without intending to listen to it.

    Wassalaam
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    Abdulhujjah got a reaction from Sirius_Bright in Shia Sunni Division is Condemned in the Qur'an.   
    The shia held firmly onto Allah's rope (Ahlul Bait) its the others who made sects when they followed Abu Bakr instead. So dont interpret the Quran yourself.
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    Abdulhujjah got a reaction from Ali.Isa in Inactive Member accounts will be DELETED.   
    ^ im thinking of throwing in the towel as a mod, Im tired of these Wilayah lovers calling me a tyrant even though they follow the IR and these pro Americans cursing Sayed Moqtada. And both of them hate me :) I was thinking of becoming Webmaster instead, so i can get rid of all the extremists on this site and making it a moderate islam as it should be. :P
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    Abdulhujjah got a reaction from sunrise_786 in are belly piercings haram?   
    Fortunately islam is not based on personal opinions ^_^
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    Abdulhujjah got a reaction from .equilibrium. in FORT/ KHYBER   
    There was only one door that omar broke open and it wasn't Khaybar.
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    Abdulhujjah got a reaction from BrockLesnar in Shias believe in Incomplete quran.   
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    Go get a completely arabic version its there, no salafi priest will deny this.


    Salaama
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    Abdulhujjah got a reaction from BrockLesnar in Shias believe in Incomplete quran.   
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    If someone believes the quran is incomplete they are kaffirs then umar and ayesha are kaffirs cause they have these beliefs, agree ??

    We dont believe the Quran is incomplete, and we are shias, are you gonna tell us what our beliefs are ???


    Salaama
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    Abdulhujjah got a reaction from BrockLesnar in Shias believe in Incomplete quran.   
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    Thanks for teaching us about shiis and their ways if it wasnt for you we would never know, I was just wondering what happened to the missing verses umar and ayesha talk about, especially the one her pert goat ate.


    Salaaama
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    Abdulhujjah got a reaction from wrangler in Ribena and Lucozade are HARAM!   
    Please get a jurisprudential decree before claiming something is haraam.
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    Abdulhujjah got a reaction from Hameedeh in SHIA AND THE AQEEQ RING, THEY GO GREAT TOGETHER!   
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    Dear brothers and sisters (this isnt directed towards any particular person)

    A follower of Imam Commander of the Faithful (as) is someone that tries to do what he does, not someone who says they love him yet have the manners of his enemies.


    Wassalaam
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    Abdulhujjah got a reaction from alshemary in UMAR BEATS UP ABU HURAIRA   
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    So when he belted him, who was in the wrong the one slapping or the one getting slapped ??

    Oh hold on they are both sahabis so even they wife swap they still go to heaven....silly me, I always forget :rolleyes:
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    Abdulhujjah got a reaction from Hameedeh in WARNING   
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    This is for all those who take it upon themselves to issue out jurisprudential decrees without knowledge : You are accountable for everything you say, anytime someone follows something you have said in Fiqh, and it turns out to be incorrect you wear its burden. I have noticed some people giving out their opinions as if they are handing out vouchers for Pizzahut.
    Be wary of this, the good companions at the time of the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) used to be all afraid to answer questions for fear of them being wrong, and would only answer when they knew they were answering correctly. In fact I have heard that one of the infallibles once said about jurisprudence "Flee from the Question like a Lamb would flee from a lion" i.e do not answer unless you are absolutely certain, and you couldn't be anymore certain.
    For everyone else : Please Don't accept unsourced replies and always double check sources. When in doubt, please consult your scholar.
    Wassalaam
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    Abdulhujjah got a reaction from Rasul in Compilation of Quran   
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    The Quran was compiled by the Messenger of Allah pbuh, even after the sahaba burnt it and put it together, the Commander of the Faithful (as) confirmed it was still in order, so that is sufficient to say it was the same Quran compiled by the Messenger of Allah pbuh. Whereas you know that the bible was not compiled by Christ .
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    Abdulhujjah got a reaction from Gotham in WARNING   
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    This is for all those who take it upon themselves to issue out jurisprudential decrees without knowledge : You are accountable for everything you say, anytime someone follows something you have said in Fiqh, and it turns out to be incorrect you wear its burden. I have noticed some people giving out their opinions as if they are handing out vouchers for Pizzahut.
    Be wary of this, the good companions at the time of the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) used to be all afraid to answer questions for fear of them being wrong, and would only answer when they knew they were answering correctly. In fact I have heard that one of the infallibles once said about jurisprudence "Flee from the Question like a Lamb would flee from a lion" i.e do not answer unless you are absolutely certain, and you couldn't be anymore certain.
    For everyone else : Please Don't accept unsourced replies and always double check sources. When in doubt, please consult your scholar.
    Wassalaam
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    Abdulhujjah got a reaction from Gypsy in Irfan   
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    (salam)
    Unfortunately anything that has remotely anything to do with spirituality is automatically called 'Irfan. If someone does a lot of nawafil they call him aarif, if he is ascetic they call him aarif.
    'Irfan was taught by bakris like ibn Arabi and co. even Sayed Khomeini doesn't concede that, otherwise when he sent the letter to Gorbachev he would've asked him to read the Quran or Nahjul Balagha, instead he asked him to read ibn arabis works.
    'Irfan and sufism are alien to Islam just like a plethora of hadith say so. Wahdatul Wujud was made up according to Sayed Aktar Rizvi (qas) in his book day of judgement:
    This belief of theirs called ‘Wahdatul-wujud’ (one-ness of existence), and its motto is ‘Hame Uust’ (Everything is He). They assert that pharaoh and other people who claimed to be gods were telling the truth; their only crime was they leaked their secret, and this is why they were condemned.
    During the heyday of Sufism, this belief (Wahdatul Wujud) served as a screen to hide every type of immorality. Quite young initiates were used for homosexuality. The explanation was that it was not the beauty of the flesh they were after; rather they were seeing it in divine beauty!
    Wassalaam
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    Abdulhujjah got a reaction from aladdin in WARNING   
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    This is for all those who take it upon themselves to issue out jurisprudential decrees without knowledge : You are accountable for everything you say, anytime someone follows something you have said in Fiqh, and it turns out to be incorrect you wear its burden. I have noticed some people giving out their opinions as if they are handing out vouchers for Pizzahut.
    Be wary of this, the good companions at the time of the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) used to be all afraid to answer questions for fear of them being wrong, and would only answer when they knew they were answering correctly. In fact I have heard that one of the infallibles once said about jurisprudence "Flee from the Question like a Lamb would flee from a lion" i.e do not answer unless you are absolutely certain, and you couldn't be anymore certain.
    For everyone else : Please Don't accept unsourced replies and always double check sources. When in doubt, please consult your scholar.
    Wassalaam
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    Abdulhujjah got a reaction from Gypsy in How many shoes does a man need?   
    I cant afford shoes :cry: so i wear a pair of retreads tied with cheap string. If anyone wishes to donate a pair of really expensive shoes, feel free to do so :D
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